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Thousands in Yemen protest after government falls amid Houthi pressure
Thousands in Yemen protest after government falls amid Houthi pressure

Thousands of Yemenis took to the streets of the capital and other cities Saturday to protest what many called an illegal takeover of the government by Houthi rebels. Some demonstrators carried anti-Houthi signs and demanded a return to office of President Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi, who announced his resignation Thursday. The strategic nation on the southern end of the Arabian Peninsula is in the throes of a power vacuum after the unexpected action by Hadi. Yemen, home to what U.S. authorities call Al Qaeda's most dangerous branch, has been a key partner in U.S. counter-terrorism efforts in the Mideast. Hadi resigned while he was a virtual prisoner of Houthi rebels who had...

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